Warriors NRLW players in profile

2019 WARRIORS NRLW SQUAD

BILLY JEAN ALE

Born: May 8, 1991

Birthplace: Auckland, NZ

Club: Mount Albert Lions (Auckland)

Zone: Akarana Falcons

Position: Prop

Rep honours: Fetu Samoa (2011 & 2019)

Years playing rugby league: 19

What got you into the game? A friend in primary school suggested it

Occupation: Mother

 

MADISON BARTLETT

Born: December 5, 1994  

Birthplace: Wairoa, NZ

Club: Richmond Roses (Auckland)

Zone: Akarana Falcons

Position: Wing  

Rep honours: Kiwi Ferns (2019)

Years playing rugby league: 4

What got you into the game? Friends and the challenge of contact

Occupation: Student liaison officer, Massey University

 

GEORGIA HALE

Born: August 9, 1995

Birthplace: Auckland, NZ

Club: Richmond Roses (Auckland)

Zone: Akarana Falcons

Position: Loose forward

Rep honours: Kiwi Ferns (2015-2019), World Cup (2017), Auckland NRL Nines (2014-2017), New Zealand touch, New Zealand tag

Years playing rugby league: 5 years

What got you into the game? My friends

Occupation: Community coordinator, Vodafone Warriors

 

HONEY HIREME

Born: May 3, 1981

Birthplace: Putaruru, NZ

Club: Hamilton City Tigers (Waikato)

Zone: Wai-Coa-Bay Stallions

Position: Centre

Previous Clubs: St George Illawarra (WNRL), Papakura Sea Eagles (Auckland), Melville rugby union (Hamilton), Putaruru Dragons (Waikato)   

Rep honours: Kiwi Ferns (2002-2019), Rugby League World Cup (2005, 2008, 2013, 2017), Auckland NRL Nines (2017), Women’s Rugby World Cup (2014), New Zealand Sevens (rugby union), Rugby Sevens World Cup (2013)  

Years playing rugby league: 32

What got you into the game? My family

Occupation: Disability sport adviser

 

AMBER KANI

Born: January 17, 1991

Birthplace: Auckland, NZ

Club: Manurewa Marlins (Auckland)

Zone: Counties Manukau Stingrays

Position: Utility   

Rep honours: Kiwi Ferns (2015-2019), World Cup (2017), Maori Ferns (2019), Auckland NRL Nines (2016-2017), New Zealand Maori (2014-2016), Tag World Cup, New Zealand Maori (2012)

Years playing rugby league: 10

What got you into the game? NRL, watching the boys play and the hype around it

Occupation: Ambassador, Manurewa Business Association

 

ONJEURLINA LEIATAUA

Born: December 1, 1995

Birthplace: Auckland, NZ

Club: Otahuhu Leopards (Auckland)

Zone: Counties Manukau Stingrays

Position: Second row

Rep honours: Kiwi Ferns (2018)

Years playing rugby league: 5

What got you into the game? Friends took me to one of their trainings, which turned into a game, then a season and so on

Occupation: Warehouse assistant, Tupperware

 

HILDA MARIU

Born: August 9, 1983

Birthplace: Auckland, NZ

Club: Papakura Sisters (Auckland)

Zone: Counties Manukau Stingrays

Position: Wing

Rep honours: Kiwi Ferns (2014-2019), World Cup (2017), Maori Ferns (2019), Auckland NRL Nines (2015)

Years playing rugby league: 12

What got you into the game? All my siblings played except me

Occupation: Teacher aide

 

JULES NEWMAN

Born: February 23, 1989

Birthplace: Mosgiel, NZ

Club: Mount Albert Lions (Auckland)

Zone: Akarana Falcons

Position: Centre

Rep honours: Kiwi Ferns (2019)

Years playing rugby league: 3 months

What got you into the game? Georgia Hale suggested I have a go

Occupation: Cultural strategist

 

APII NICHOLLS

Born: February 26, 1993

Birthplace: Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Club: Papakura Sisters (Auckland)

Zone: Counties Manukau Stingrays

Position: Fullback

Rep honours: Kiwi Ferns (2017-2019), World Cup (2017), Cook Islands sevens (rugby union), Cook Islands tag

Years playing rugby league: 3

What got you into the game? A friend

Occupation: Constable, New Zealand Police

 

TANIKA-JAZZ NOBLE-BELL

Born: February 20, 1996

Birthplace: Auckland, NZ

Club: Mount Albert Lions (Auckland)

Zone: Counties Manukau Stingrays

Position: Second row/prop  

Rep honours: Kiwi Ferns (2017-2018), Auckland NRL Nines (2017)

Years playing rugby league: 5

Who got you into game? My Aunty Karla

Occupation: Student, University of Auckland

 

ANNETTA-CLAUDIA NUUAUSALA

Born: January 22, 1995

Birthplace: Auckland, NZ

Club: Richmond Roses (Auckland)

Zone: Akarana Falcons

Position: Prop

Rep honours: Kiwi Ferns (2016-2019), World Cup (2017)

Years playing rugby league: 9

Who got you into the game? My family

Occupation: Customer/after sales support, Husqvarna NZ

 

KANYON PAUL

Born: October 5, 1997  

Birthplace: Hamilton, NZ

Club: Hamilton City Tigers (Waikato)

Zone: Wai-Coa-Bay Stallions

Position: Hooker/halfback  

Rep honours: Nil

Years playing rugby league: 3

What got you into the game? It has been a family sport

Occupation: Student

 

CHARNTAY POKO

Born: November 10, 1995

Birthplace: Auckland, NZ

Club: Richmond Roses (Auckland)

Zone: Akarana Falcons

Position: Halfback/standoff

Rep honours: Kiwi Ferns (2019), Cook Islands Sevens (rugby union), New Zealand Touch

Years playing rugby league: 4

What got you into the game? Friends and family used to (still do) play league and thought one day I’d give it a go, too

Occupation: Sports coordinator/teacher assistant, Mairehau High School, Christchurch

 

ROELA RADINIYAVUNI

Born: April 7, 1990  

Birthplace: Suva, Fiji

Club: Richmond Roses (Auckland)

Zone: Akarana Falcons

Position: Centre/wing/fullback   

Rep honours: Fiji Bulikula (rugby league), Fiji Bulikula Nines (rugby league), Fijiana (rugby union), Fijiana Sevens (rugby union)

Years playing rugby league: 6 months

What got you into the game? Encouragement from a few friends who play the sport

Occupation: Unemployed

 

TIMAIMA RAVISA

Born: May 1, 1988  

Birthplace: Labasa, Fiji

Club: Richmond Rovers (Auckland)

Zone: Akarana Falcons

Position: Fullback

Rep honours: Fiji Bulikula (rugby league), Fijiana (rugby union)

Years playing rugby league: 1

What got you into the game? It was recommended by a friend to give it a try and I wanted to be a female version of Semi Radradra transitioning from rugby union to rugby league

Occupation: Student

 

TYLER REID

Born: May 7, 1994

Birthplace: Oamaru, NZ

Club: Papakura Sisters (Auckland)

Zone: Counties Manukau Stingrays

Position: Prop

Rep honours: Nil

Years playing rugby league: 3 months

What got you into the game? I was looking for a new challenge plus I had a good friend in my ear telling to come and play rugby league

Occupation: Student

 

KRYSTAL ROTA

Born: October 3, 1985

Birthplace: Auckland, NZ

Club: Papakura Sisters (Auckland)

Zone: Counties Manukau Stingrays

Position: Hooker  

Rep honours: Kiwi Ferns (2008-2019), World Cup (2008, 2017), Maori Ferns (2019), Auckland NRL Nines (2014-2017), New Zealand Maori, New Zealand touch, New Zealand tag

Years playing rugby league: 12

What got you into the game? My family, which has rugby league bloodlines

Occupation: Mother

 

TASIA SEUMANUFAGAI

Born: September 15, 1989

Birthplace: Auckland, NZ

Clubs: Truganina Rabbitohs, Combined Affiliated States (Victoria)

State: Victoria

Position: Loose forward/second row

Rep honours: Fetu Samoa (2011 & 2019)

Years playing rugby league: 6

What got you into the game? I love the game and my whole family play

Occupation: Pick/packer

 

AIESHALEIGH SMALLEY

Born: September 23, 1991

Birthplace: Auckland, NZ

Club: Otahuhu Leopards

Zone: Counties Manukau Stingrays

Position: Prop

Rep honours: Kiwi Ferns (2017-2018), World Cup (2017), Auckland NRL Nines (2017)

Years playing rugby league: 10

What got you into the game? Friends

Occupation: Mother

 

CRYSTAL TAMARUA

Born: July 30, 1995

Birthplace: Auckland, NZ

Club: Richmond Roses (Auckland)

Zone: Akarana Falcons

Position: Second row  

Rep honours: Kiwi Ferns (2017-2019), Cook Islands (2017), World Cup (2017)

Years playing rugby league: 4

What got you into the game? My friends

Occupation: Postie, NZ Post

 

ATAWHAI TUPAEA

Born: February 3, 1989

Birthplace: Auckland, NZ

Club: Papakura Sisters (Auckland)

Zone: Counties Manukau Stingrays

Position: Wing  

Rep honours: Kiwi Ferns (2014-2017), World Cup (2017), Auckland NRL Nines (2014-2017)

Years playing rugby league: 6

What got you into the game? A high school friend

Occupation: Fitness co-ordinator

 

KATHLEEN WHARTON KEREMETE

Born: August 26, 1983

Birthplace: Auckland, NZ

Club: Papakura Sisters (Auckland)

Zone: Counties Manukau Stingrays

Position: Second row/loose forward  

Rep honours: Kiwi Ferns (2019), Maori Ferns (2019)

Years playing rugby league: 15

What got you into the game? My friends were playing and got me into it

Occupation: Youth justice

  • Va'anessa Molia-Fraser was originally named in the squad but has since been ruled out with injury. A replacement is yet to be confirmed.